Looking back to our move to Pusan South Korea


We are moving to Pusan in South Korea a friend of mine told me, this was during the Christmas Holidays in 2006 and they moved during the first months of 2007.

Little did I know that 2007 held a few surprises for my family too. First of all Little Nälje showed up late fall that year and we too moved to Pusan South Korea. December 30th we boarded the plane bound for a country my husband swore 10 years earlier that we would not move to. We arrived at the end of our destination on the evening of the 31st of December the last day of 2007.

I remember my husband and children going out to see how the Koreans celebrated New Years, I on the other hand fell a sleep with little Nälje.

The Picture above is the view we had the first 7 weeks we lived there, on the 27th floor of Seacloud Hotel. We did not plan to stay here that long but it was not so easy to find a place that would fit all our requirements. But we did on Dalmaji hill in Haeundae. A 300 sq meters two story penthouse and still the two of the children had to share a bedroom. Oh well, I do not think the boy minded. The children got the top floor with their own livingroom, bathroom, kitchen nook, office and a huge terrace.

The view from the childrens terrace

I hade lived the ex patriot life before in Hong Kong and loved it, but with all I had heard about South Korea i must admit I was a little reluctant

  1. I was not ready to move.
  2. It was not easy to find western food and ingredients.
  3. They did not speak much english.
  4. Koreans tend to be discriminating.
Photo: Anastasia Kahn. The children in the first floor livingroom.

But it did not turn out that bad, in fact I did fall in love with the county.

And the points noted above was just a matter of interpretation.

I might write more about this later, I just need to sort the different pictures and try to remember when and where:)



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